‘Really emotional moment’: Family reunited with blind pet dog after losing all hopes of finding her alive
The 11-year-old black labrador named Molly went missing on Friday, October 20, leading to Mike Herridge fearing for her life
DERBYSHIRE, UK: A dog owner and his family are grateful after finding their blind pet alive. The 11-year-old black labrador named Molly went missing on Friday, October 20, leading to Mike Herridge fearing for her life.
But the canine was found safely with the help of UK charity Drone to Home, MailOnline reported, after their own search of their 800-acre property was futile.
‘She's completely blind and isn't particularly mobile
Herridge shared, “To be honest, I didn't think we were going to find her alive. I started looking in ditches or holes she could've fallen into. She's completely blind and isn't particularly mobile.”
He revealed, “My daughter got in touch with Drone to Home and we had someone come to the property to help search for Molly.”
The 58-year-old man then talked about the moment they found Molly near a paddock in Tissington, Derbyshire.
He said, “I was standing near the drone operator who said. ‘I think I might've found your dog’, so I looked on his screen and said, ‘Yep that's her!’”
“I was so happy we found her, it was a really emotional moment. It was a big relief for the family, but I have no idea where she went,” Herridge stated.
‘We all love what we do’
Drone To Home CEO Phil James also shared his feelings about the successful rescue work.
Calling himself not a very emotional person, he disclosed, “I don't get emotional very often but the lab did bring a tear to my eye I must admit.”
“I'm so happy for the owners to see them overjoyed,” he said.
James’ organization was founded in 2019 as he shared, “I self-funded it up until registering as a charity on April 29, 2022, and to date, we have reunited 2,487 dogs, three ponies, an emu, a skunk, and nine cows.”
He added, “We receive on average about 40 calls and messages a day through our virtual call center and we have 11 trained volunteers that answer the phones. We all love what we do and have the best job in the world.”